For a planet, a first simple model requires that energy balance is achieved when the absorbed solar energy equals the planetary emitted radiation. The emission temperature of a planet is the required blackbody temperature required to achieve energy balance.

The simplest climate model is the planet emission temperature model.  In this model the solar absorption is defined as a function of the solar energy output from the sun and the planet's albedo.


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